Friday, September 09, 2005

Brownie's fudged resume

More on Bush cronyism at FEMA:Leaders Lacking Disaster Experience. I've heard this a number of times now, about FEMA Director Michael Brown's "disaster" experience and how it has supposedly prepared him for Hurricane aftermath:
Department of Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke said Brown has managed more than 160 natural disasters as FEMA general counsel and deputy director since 2001, "hands-on experience [that] cannot be understated. Other leadership at FEMA brings particular skill sets -- policy management leadership, for example."
160 natural disasters? That sounds a little high over a four year period, doesn't it? That's 3.2 natural disasters per 50 states over four years - or 40 natural disasters per year somewhere...have I missed all these natural disasters? What exactly are they counting as natural disasters?

And here's the enlightening Time report on Brownie's fudged resume. Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?